The Hold Steady breaks free, hits the road…

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Craig Finn might rant and rave about his drama, but he definitely doesn’t revel in it. That’s why it’s no surprise that, regardless of Franz Nicolay’s departure, Minneapolis-Brooklyn-Ybor City rockers The Hold Steady still plan to hit the road. Thank god, right?

It’s a short tour, and they’re only hitting the east coast, but don’t be surprised if the 12 dates don’t slowly evolve into 20, or 25, or even 30. These boys don’t know when to quit, and when it comes to touring, they kind of treat it like a drug: They’re fucking addicted to it.

Nevertheless, these round of dates should prove interesting for two reasons. For one, we’ll see who steps in for Nicolay, but also, we’ll probably hear some new material. Believe it or not, it has been two years since 2008’s delectable Stay Positive. And, if you recall, Nicolay did mention they were in the studio. So, look forward to bootlegs…

…or just more dates!

The Hold Steady 2010 Tour Dates
04/02 – Ardsley, NY @ LIFE
04/03 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
04/06 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
04/07 – Albany, NY @ Linda Norris Auditorium
04/08 – Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville Theater
04/09 – Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby’s
04/10 – Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theater
04/12 – Rochester, NY @ The Club at Water Street Music Hall
04/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
04/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel Club Lounge
04/15- Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St.
04/16 – Harrisburg, PA @ Appalachian Brewing Company